European History

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A Short History of Ireland – a story of two nations

Ireland’s ancient history is rich with influences from the first settlers (7000BC), Bronze Age settlers, Celts, Vikings, and Norman England. With increasing interest and military pressures from England, the Celts of Ireland had been converted to Christianity, downtrodden, and robbed to such an extent that by 1714, the Irish population owned only 7% of Irish land.  

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